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Escort 1988 Xr3I Restauration Project, What Too Look Out For?

01 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

I have always wanted a small, long lasting project and was looking more on the fiesta side of cars. but i found this one not too far and cheap IMO. Wanted to know what you all think of it.


Its here in France so here is the link to it:




I have contacted the seller and waiting for an answer. He says he is selling it with all the stuff needed to repair it, there is a broken gear box and holes in the side skirts. From whats written in the add. I asked him if he has a second gear box since he does say he gives all thats needed to repair it.


For 400€ i don't think its too bad. But i havent seen it yet. (If he answers i might arrange to see it, a must before buying anyways)


So on to the "me" side of things;


I'm 23 and don't know alot about cars, nor have i ever tried to restore one before. I'm thinking this would be a cool project to take on and not too pricey to start of with (by this i mean getting it clean and running). I have never changed a gearbox, nor welded or fild in any rust holes and such but i'm willing to learn and i think this could be fun.


This is a dumb question but would the engin work fine without the gear box working? I guess i just couldnt select a gear but the engin oculd still turn on and off like normal.


This i guess could be good information for any other restoration project =)


So now what i would like to know is what are the things i have too look out for if i go see this car? So that i don't run into major problems?


Roof + Spoiler Covering Price???

21 July 2013 - 03:47 PM

I just got a quote done for my new ford fiesta ZS Race red for a mat black roof and also the top of the spoiler. Anyways they gave me a price of 239 euros which i find alot. This might just be me...



What have others paid?